Biography of John Cleveland

Cleveland, John, p. o. East Pembroke, N. Y., was born in Le Roy, Genesee county, N. Y., October 16, 1835, educated in the public schools and has always been a farmer. He came to Pembroke with his parents in 1856. and married, on November 19, 1862, Mrs. Harriet Waterman of East Pembroke; they had two daughters: Jennie M. and Emma M. Jennie M. married, in June, 1884, Charles F. Hickox of Alexander, N. Y., who is a farmer and produce merchant; they have three children: John C., Grace M. and Mary V. Emma M. resides at home. Mrs. Cleveland had two children by her first husband: Charles, who is a resident of Pembroke, and Laura, who resides with her father. Mrs. Cleveland died in January, 1880. In March, 1891, Mr. Cleveland married Roxena Rogers. Mr. Cleveland's father, Simon D. Cleveland, was born in Onondaga county. N. Y., in 1809, and at the age of three years removed with his parents to Le Roy, where he was educated in the district schools and followed the occupation of farming. In 1833 he married Jane Voungs of Le Roy; they had three children: Mary A., who died at the age of twelve; John, and William, who resides in Nebraska. Mrs. Cleveland died in 1863, and Mr. Cleveland in 1889. John Cleveland has been justice of the peace three terms of four years each; in his political choice he is a sound Republican. The family attend the Presbyterian church and ancestry of family is English and Dutch of New England origin.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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